Blogmas Day 22: Christmas Tree & Decorations

I love the tradition of the Christmas tree and decorations so much I did a whole post series on it. You can see the posts about many of my special Christmas decorations by searching for Tree Branch Tales on the blog.

We’ve always had a fake tree. My father was a firefighter and I think had a fear of fire from a real, dry Christmas tree. Seems my mom once said how much he worried about my grown sister and her insistence on a real tree for her family.

We only recently replaced our tree around here with a new, smaller pre-lit tree. I was happy to find out my husband didn’t actually throw away our old, huge artificial tree. It’s in the attic waiting for a day when the living room furniture accommodates it again. I miss its ability to carefully hold each of our special decorations.

I put a decoration on our new tree and watched as it slid off the branch and broke. My husband said: It’s just a decoration.  I said: No, it’s not just a decoration! All our ornaments are special.

So our tree sits mostly empty with 3 days to go until Christmas as I didn’t feel like risking more ornaments. It’s just been a bit of an off-year for it. However, it does hold two new (unbreakable) special ornaments!

New Christmas Tree Ornaments For 2018:

The newest one is from my gift basket at work. This little mitten with the jingle bells is already a favorite.

And I also have my U.S. Capital Tree ornament hanging nestled in the branches. 

Other Decorations:

If we had space and budget allowed, I’d probably drive my husband crazy by putting a tree in every room. Last year I did add some greenery to our kitchen doorway.

However, I mainly stick with my angels and Nativity sets.

Just for fun, I’ll share one more “real life” photo with you. We do have a small tree in our small bedroom bath…right beside the mouthwash! 

What kind of Christmas tree do you have?

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Joining Tamy from Chasing My Life and Rebecca from Rebecca’s Hearth and Home for Blogmas.

 

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2 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 22: Christmas Tree & Decorations

  1. Tamy

    Sorry your ornament broke – I hate when that happens – you’re right each one is so special! I love the idea of multiple trees, but have never done it. I have a friend who does do multiple trees and whose husband made her a special top for the tub in their spare bath so she could even put a tree in there.

    I’ve acquired so many ornaments over the years that I now group them into themes and rotate them from year to year.

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